Heidi Skolnik, MS

Bio

Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, has influenced millions of people on nutrition and health for more than 25 years through mass media and one-on-one interactions. Heidi is the sports nutrition consultant to
       The New York Knicks,
       The Juilliard School  
       The School of American Ballet and
       Fordham University
among other institutions and was with the New York Giants Football Team for 18 years. She maintains one-to-one practice one day a week at The Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, the first of its kind in the country.  Heidi also has expertise within the corporate wellness arena, working with top companies such as Morgan Stanley, Becton-Dickinson, Johnson and Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive and Merrill-Lynch.  Heidi began her career in the wellness arena before becoming more established in the nutrition world leading individuals, sports teams and corporations in strategic approaches to making smarter food choices. Heidi incorporates behavioral aspects of change and delivers the most current and proven concepts to help meet overall wellness goals. A well-known and respected leader in the nutrition and fitness world, an author, speaker and consultant to industry as well as the public, Heidi's advice is sound and tailored to give clients the practical tools needed to promote optimal health and improve performance levels – in everyday life or athletic competition.  Heidi sits on the board of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. A realist, Heidi believes M&Ms can fit into a healthy diet along with red peppers, red meat, broccoli and fresh fruit, and that healthy eating and exercise change and evolve to meet our personal needs and goals. She is the president of Nutrition Conditioning, a nutrition and wellness consultancy firm.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may be the best medicine for seniors facing the onset of dementia, according to three new clinical trials.

    Physical activity improved mood, memory and ability to think for participants in all three studies.

    One study fo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may be the best medicine for seniors facing the onset of dementia, according to three new clinical trials.

    Physical activity improved mood, memory and ability to think for participants in all three studies.

    One study fo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Retired professional rugby players have more symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than those who don't play the sport, a new study finds.

    French researchers compared 101 men, aged 35 to 47, who were retired professional rugby players with a co...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Retired professional rugby players have more symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than those who don't play the sport, a new study finds.

    French researchers compared 101 men, aged 35 to 47, who were retired professional rugby players with a co...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dads-to-be take heed: The so-called "fatherhood effect" means that first-time fathers will likely have a growing waistline to go with their growing family, a new study finds.

    The findings stem from what the study authors call one of the first res...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dads-to-be take heed: The so-called "fatherhood effect" means that first-time fathers will likely have a growing waistline to go with their growing family, a new study finds.

    The findings stem from what the study authors call one of the first res...Full Article

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    MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Take heed, couch potatoes: Excessive TV time in young adulthood might raise your odds for mental decline decades later, a new study suggests.

    "Even early and mid-adulthood may be critical periods for promotion of physic...Full Article

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    MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Take heed, couch potatoes: Excessive TV time in young adulthood might raise your odds for mental decline decades later, a new study suggests.

    "Even early and mid-adulthood may be critical periods for promotion of physic...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people would assume that spending more time sitting at home or work might have a negative impact on a person's diet, but a new study shows no such effect.

    Researchers led by Dr. Kerem Shuval of the American Cancer Society looked at the habits...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss is considered a major health goal for people who are obese, but the reality is that few reach a normal weight or keep any lost pounds off, a new study shows.

    In any given year, obese men had a 1-in-210 chance of dropping to a normal ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who fit more minutes of heart-pumping exercise into their week will lose more body fat, a new study shows.

    Canadian researchers found that postmenopausal women who got five hours of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise every week --...Full Article

  • Heidi Skolnik, MS - Englewood Cliffs, NJ - Sports Medicine
    Heidi Skolnik, MS answered:
    You hit the nail on the head when you said “habits” as opposed to just the foods you eat.  Often time, our approach to eating, a mentality toward food, and patterns of eating (undereating, overeating, using food to pacify emotions, not planning ahead when it comes to food selection) sabotages even our...Read More
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    WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among women with a family history of breast cancer, breast cancer survivors tend to gain more weight than women who are free of the disease, new research suggests.

    And that added weight might increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, as...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among women with a family history of breast cancer, breast cancer survivors tend to gain more weight than women who are free of the disease, new research suggests.

    And that added weight might increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, as...Full Article

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    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While many experts have called for a ban on "heading" the ball in youth soccer because they believe it is a leading cause of concussions, a new study suggests the body contact that often occurs during such play is to blame for most brain injuries.

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